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Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child development have changed the way that parents raise their children…
Life at 3
The story continues for the children of The Life Series--now they are three--as they reveal what it takes to give a child the best chance at life. Over two episodes Life at 3 measures our group of children against the latest scientific findings on two of the hottest topics in…
Infants: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
Watch a cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep in the first year. See how infants rely on their…
Infants: Social & Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people.…
Life at 1
How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. Made in conjunction with the long-term study in which…
Parenting Toddlers
The toddler years are marked by significant behavioral and developmental changes in your child, making it a wondrous, but often challenging time for parents. This "Speaking from Experience" program features interviews with parents of children of all ages describing their experiences parenting their children from 1 to 3 years old.…
The Beginning of Life - Breakthroughs in Neo-Natal Neuroscience
One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are set on. The Beginning of Life invites everyone to reflect:…
History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child development have changed the way that parents raise their children…
Encouraging Moral Development in Children
Enter into a dynamic discussion on moral development as hosted by a group of teens who give their opinions on moral situations they have faced. Between the group's discussion times, an expert highlights moral development as it progresses in children. A definition of morality, reasons for the decisions we make,...Enter…
The Raising of America - Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
The U.S. is the wealthiest, most powerful country in the world. So, why has our child well-being fallen to 26th? THE RAISING OF AMERICA: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION is a five-part documentary series that explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to…
Moral Development In Children - Theories, Stages, Impact
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN - THEORIES, STAGES, IMPACT - How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations…
Teen Safety: Dating & Relationships
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